Deputy Racing Editor

5 days left

News UK
London (Central), London (Greater)
15 Sep 2022
03 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Racing Editor

The Sun is the UK’s biggest-selling newspaper, with a Sport team which leads the way with the biggest exclusives, up-to-the-minute news stories, razor-sharp columnists, and must-read features.

Our Racing team is the best in the business, creating industry-leading content every day and the number one supplement, The Favourite, every Saturday and during all major Festivals. 

Purpose of role: 

A passionate, knowledgeable and experienced editor/production journalist responsible for producing the biggest and the best daily and weekend racing coverage in print and on digital platforms

Key accountabilities:

  • Plan and design daily racing pages.

  • Edit all copy and ensure information is clean, clear, accurate and informative.

  • Develop ideas and design racing feature pages.

  • Write and sub copy in correct editorial style

  • Work with writers to decide on daily racing stories

  • Show strong editorial team leadership.

  • Take the initiative on race planning and pullout strategy

  • Generate strong leads, key ideas and fun/topical features.

  • Communicate with columnists and show strong sub-editing skills

  • Write fun, snappy and engaging copy and headlines

  • Ability to organise the team and make best use of assets

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Strong racing knowledge

  • Experience of Methode and/or In-design

  • Work to tight deadlines and be quick and accurate under pressure

  • Taking initiative and show willingness to adapt

  • Positive attitude and good team player

  • Self-starter, organised and a good problem-solver, able to eliminate obstacles through creative  and adaptive approaches

  • Experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams

  • Can demonstrate an understanding of the The Sun brand, both print and digital

  • Flexibility to work shift patterns, often late, across seven days 



Life at News: At News UK we believe our people are our heartbeat - they are the driving force behind our brands and we want the ways we work to enable people to thrive.  Some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you would like. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but do provide multiple flexible working options.  Many of us work in a hybrid way between one of the News UK & Ireland offices and remotely.  

We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes.  We also have 9 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship, Women’s Steering Group and Disability network. 

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support. 

In addition we also offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;

  • 25 days holiday  and up to 4 volunteering days per year;

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;

  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.  

News UK is an official partner of the Journalism Diversity Fund, founder of the Journalism and Disability Forum, and proud member of the Valuable 500. At News UK, we will continue to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, to help people with visible and non-visible disabilities create careers in media and aim to make our content accessible to all.